The Hypocrisy of Fake News


Hyde Park in London, UK after an unofficial event, taken by the Rose Parks administration.

The global average atmospheric carbon dioxide in 2018 was 407.4 parts per million (ppm for short), with a range of uncertainty of plus or minus 0.1 ppm. Carbon dioxide levels today are higher than at any point in at least the past 800,000 years.”

— Rebecca Lindsey, a Writer for a research website called

For the past few months, students have skipped school and protest to call for action on climate change and the limited time we have until it’s too late to reflect on this issue. This caused multiple supporters of the opposing unit to call out that this isn’t real when as a matter of fact it is.

While teens and the younger generation were marching and spreading awareness these past few weeks, there has been a photo of a trashed field that was misinterpreted as the aftermath of a rally in Australia spread throughout the internet in the past few weeks. This picture has been on a tremendous amount of Facebook pages, with one explicitly saying “Yes listen to the kids, they will guide our planet, I guess they haven’t learned the basics yet.” While these were the claims that the Australian rally left trash all over the field, realistically it was a Park in London after an unofficial event in 2016.

In the quote above, we’re told what the youth has been advocating for this past week as Greta Thunberg has mentioned multiple times what the footing in the environment is and why it’s a problem that no one is paying attention to.

Fake News political cartoon when it began in 1898.

From past accounts, there have been multiple people in the Republican Party that have complained from fake news continuously because of the false information shown by yellow journalism and unrightfully fraud information. So why exactly are these politicians calling out fake news when they are spreading a forged photo after a rally?

Well done climate change warriors, You want to change the world, well learn how to use a BIN, would be a bloody good start.”

— the Australians against radical Islam's facebook page

Multiple accusations have kept spreading since the youth rally for Climate Change saying that the children of this generation “don’t know what they’re doing,” or that “they’re creating more waste than anyone else”. Scientist have proven, by years of experiments and research, that these are real-world issues and that our climate is on the brink of permanent damage.

In the past 3 years, there has been lots of controversy on comparing what is “fake news” and “real news” because of the biased criticism from news sites, but the amount of false news spread from radical profiles has become more inflictive on the younger generation as they become more open-minded and realize that they can fight for what’s right.

While it has been made clear by the Royal Parks social media that the picture is from a Marijuana event, the effects of fake news manage to still influence others.